Simulation Notes Europe, Volume 28(4), December 2018

Autonomous Landing System: Safe Landing Zone Identification

Simulation Notes Europe SNE 28(4), 2018, 165-170
DOI: 10.11128/


Recently, there has been a growing interest in developing autonomous landing systems which is the greatest challenge of the whole autonomous flight mission. This paper presents market research results of currently available sensors for environment recognition during landing. Main focus is given to development of algorithms for the safe-landing zone estimation using LIDAR and stereo-camera sensors. And finally, the paper highlights challenges in this research field.